Friday 26 April 2019

Kauri Whānau Weekly Update: Term 2 ready to go!

We hope you have had an enjoyable two weeks and that everyone has recovered from camp. The teaching team has had a chance to catch our breath and we are enthused for another great term of learning, creativity and adventure.

Fundraising for Camp and Show Quest

Last term we postponed our Kiwiana Bingo Night following the Friday attacks. This is now going ahead in on Saturday May 18th. Click this link now to book your tickets for what promises to be an entertaining evening full of laughs and bingo fun. We also need your help to put this night together. Please click this link if you are able to help Leigh and her team. 
Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to camp and once we have reached the camp target of $2000, the rest will go towards Show Quest fees.


Cross Country

Our school cross country is coming up on Monday of week 2, May 6th. We need parent helpers for this event. Please fill in this form if you can help.

Winter Sport

Weekly winter sport gets underway on Friday May 17th. We now have enough coaches. Many thanks to those of you who will be working with our children and making winter sport possible. Teams will be sorted in the first couple of weeks and then more information will be shared with you.


We have two teams entered in the Monday after school basketball competition at Pioneer Stadium. Those involved would have received an email about this earlier today.

Passion help on Thursday afternoons


During term 1, the dance passion group conceptualised and choreographed our ShowQuest performance and presented their work to the Kauri team. The children made choices on the parts of the dance that they wanted to be involved in and rehearsals started in the last few weeks of term.

The dance portrays themes of diversity and acceptance as it tells the story of a girl who experiences exclusion and cyberbullying. The dance is divided into four sections: the chair dance, cyberbullying scene, removing labels and the finale. All children are on stage in the last part of the finale.

All children are involved in this performance and need to be available all day and into the evening on Tuesday, May 21st. Please check below for your child's costume requirements. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketech.

Please see the following list for the costume requirements for your child. Let us know if you need support sourcing any of these things.

  • The Chair Dance - School uniform (red polo shirt, black shorts or leggings). 
  • Teacher (Jain) - Knee length skirt, shirt or blouse, tights, black shoes.
  • Cyber Bullying scene - Girls: black singlet and black leggings. We are providing a white skirt. Boys: white t-shirt and black shorts. Dance slippers or toe savers are preferred.
  • Removing labels - Black long sleeved top and black leggings, shorts or trousers. Children will be barefoot.
  • Finale - School uniform (red polo shirt, black shorts or leggings). 


Technology starts up again on Tuesday. Please remember that children need to be at school by 8:30am. Classes are outlined below.
Group A moves from Digitech to Fabric Tech
Group B moves from Fabric to Food Tech
Group C moves from Food Tech to Hard Materials
Group D moves from Hard Materials to Bio Tech
Group E moves from Biotech to Digitech.


No doubt your child would have returned from camp rather tired and with heaps of stories to share. We had a fabulous week away, full of challenges, new experiences and fun. A huge thanks to all of the parents who helped with camp, from the hard-working camp parents to those who helped prepare meals. We have laid out all of the lost property and baking containers in our maker-space. Feel free to pop in before school and collect what belongs to you. Over the next month, we will be putting together a camp photo-book, including descriptive writing from some of the children.  These will be made through Snapfish and will cost around $25. When the children fill in their camp feedback form (on google classroom now if they would like to do this), they will indicate if your family would like to order a photo-book.

Key Dates for Kauri

May 6     Cross country
May 7     School closes early for a teacher union meeting
May 13   Monday weekly basketball competition at Pioneer Stadium begins
May 14   Zone cross country
May 17   Winter sport starts
May 18   Comedy bingo fundraiser
May 20   Staff only day
May 21   Showquest, all day and evening at the Town Hall
June 11   Learning conferences, early finish
June 13   Learning conferences, early finish
June 18   Choir performance evening at Hillview School
June 19   Choir performance evening at Hillview School

A few camp photos ...

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